A special – and very different – restaurant will open on May 10 in Sweden. The Bord For En (Table For One) concept is used in Värmland, roughly 350 kilometers (217 miles) from Stockholm, by Rasmus Persson and Linda Karlsson, both 36.
It will be a restaurant with a single table and chair, situated in a lush meadow, for a single person in a day, until August 1. The food and drink will be brought to each guest in a picnic basket tied to a rope leading to the restaurant’s kitchen window. There’s no waitstaff and nary another guest in site. The menu, inspired by Persson’s travels and memories, will be Swedish-style hash browns, smetana (a type of sour cream), seaweed caviar and wood plucked sorrel, in the starter. The May Fruit, a non-alcoholic drink created by Joel Söderbäck will be served at Bord For En.
“We welcome all, no matter what ﬁnancial situation you are in. The price of the menu is up to the guest,” says Karlsson. The cost is left to the diner’s discretion. The couple are not doing this to make money. It’s made for an illustration of individual experience meant to be enjoyed in isolation. And yes, this is the only restaurant safe during the coronavirus pandemy in the world. Dishes will be cleaned twice and the table will be sanitized between guests.